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Modern art

A movement in fine arts (starting from the mid-1800s) in which the styles, attitudes and subject-matter began to differ from those of traditional art.

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Frottage

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Technique of reproducing a texture or relief design by laying paper over it and rubbing it with some drawing medium, for example pencil or crayon. Max Ernst and other Surrealist artists incorporated ...

Kinetoscope

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Motion picture viewer comprising a wooden box with an eye-hole in the top where observers can watch the electrically controlled film.

Lacquer

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Any of various clear or colored synthetic organic coatings that typically dry to form a film.

Lever

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A rigid bar that pivots on a point and is used to lift or move loads. Examples include shovels, nutcrackers, seesaws, and elbows.

Magic lantern

Arts & crafts; Modern art

Apparatus used to project an image, usually onto a screen. In use from the 17th to the early 20th century, it is a precursor of the modern slide projector. A transparent slide containing the image ...

Manifesto

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A public declaration, often political in nature, of a group or individual’s principles, beliefs, and intended courses of action.

Merz

Arts & crafts; Modern art

A term invented by the artist Kurt Schwitters to describe his works made from scavenged fragments and objects.

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